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Students Operate Collegiate Farmers’ Market

This past week, I was able to catch up with some of the agriculture students who are hosting a weekly Farmers’ Market, where they are selling the freshest organic produce Wilmington College has to offer! Managed by Molly Scroggy, a veteran of the college farm, she said, “this is an amazing opportunity to get out and support a local community cause by buying fresh, healthy, and organic produce”. This farmers’ market is run by the Agriculture 350 class and what they sell comes directly from the previous Horticulture classes, which is pretty…

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Earth Day 2018 a Major Success!

This past week, Wilmington College held its annual Earth Day event, originally put on by Corey Cockerill a few years ago. As the event has progressed, so has the growing involvement from several agencies and persons in this event at Wilmington. This year was the largest Earth Day celebration at Wilmington College, with a total of 14 events happening from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. Some of the events include a give-away for trees to be planted, free ice cream made from an antique engine, a…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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“No Offense But” Panel Discussion Embraces Diversity

On Thursday, November 30, Black Student Initiative (BSI) hosted their annual “No Offense But” discussion in McCoy. They changed things up this year by making it a panel. They had people from Spectra, BSI, the Student Body, Athletics, Agriculture, Greek Life, International Club, and Latino Student Association represent on the panel. They plan to add more organizations into the next ones. The hosts of the event were Kelly Angevine and Lexi Mahaffa, with Chip Murdock as advisor of the event. Before they opened for questions, they let students know the…

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Wilmington College Earth Day Kick Off

Wilmington College Agriculture Department held an Earth Day Kick Off on April 20th in the Pyle Parking Lot on campus. The Agriculture department presented three tractors, a sheep, a goat, a fresh (right from the college farm garden) make your own salad bar, gave away mini trees for people to plant, and let you write on the sidewalk something you would do to help save the Earth. “I was able to stop by the Earth Day activities briefly,” shared student Maraya Wahl. “I was one of the first forty to…

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Dr. Temple Grandin Interacts With WC Students

On Thursday, March 30th Dr. Temple Grandin was at Wilmington College. Throughout her time on campus, she was given a tour of our brand new Center for Sciences and Agriculture, our Equine Center, and our Academic Farm. During the farm tour Dr. Grandin said, “Wilmington College’s Academic Farm is a wonderful way for students to get a real feel of a hands-on learning experience.” A lot of our agricultural students had the great opportunity of sitting down with her at either lunch or dinner to talk about her experience in…

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Wilmington College Aggies Contest

On Wednesday March 1st the Wilmington College Aggies and Colligate 4-H group held the 59th annual Aggies Livestock Judging Contest in Springfield, Ohio at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  In years past it has even been held here in Clinton County at the fairgrounds and at the Roberts Arena. The Aggies Livestock Judging Contest is an educational judging contest that is made up of four different CDE’s or Career Development Events through the Ohio FFA.  The four contests include general livestock judging, agronomy, equine judging, and dairy judging.  The purpose of…

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Over a Dozen WC Students Attend Farm Bureau Conference

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Agricultural Professionals held another successful conference this past weekend, drawing more than 600 attendees who enjoyed two days of leadership training, networking, and camaraderie. Wilmington College was well-represented at this conference with over a dozen current students and several alumni. One alumna, Micaela Wright, class of 2016, took place in the top four during the discussion meet this weekend. Two more WC alumni, Brandi and Wes Montgomery, are on the committee that put the entire conference together. Even our Director of Admission for Wilmington College,…

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WC Freshmen Care for Newborn Lambs

Wilmington College freshmen are participating in lamb and goat watch this month to understand the process of birthing and basic lamb and goat care. Students take shifts for two days for feeding in the morning and evening. Students go to the farm at 6:40 in the morning and 5:00 in the evenings. While feeding, they give the lamb and goats feed, water, and hay. They also perform a basic check on the soon-to-be moms to make sure animals are not close to starting the birthing process. Freshman Cierra Rhoads said,…

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Innovating in Agriculture with Local Farmer Jon Branstrator

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocal farmer, Jon Branstrator from Clarksville, Ohio came to speak to Corey Cockerill’s Intro to Ag Communications class on November 3 about being an innovator in agriculture. Branstrator’s farm has been in his family since 1821. He said his father practiced “traditional” farming methods—corn and soybean rotations. Branstrator said, “I wanted to break away from what my father did and do much more.” He now grows a wide variety of crops including: gooseberries, peaches, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bell peppers, and much more. He also grows 35 acres of pumpkins, squash, and…

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